jim 623167

Albany | 50-64
About:  I love all forms of storytelling and live performance. From one man shows to huge spectacles, it is the communal nature of the theatre that I love the most.
Reviews (38)
75
Verbal, Intense, Great acting
February 25th, 2020

See it if you like storytelling done verbally in an intimate setting

Don't see it if you need action, visuals or a good ending

80
Resonant, Great singing
August 21st, 2019

See it if you are a young person or a mom

Don't see it if you don't like the TV show Catfish

90
Broadway Bounty Hunter
West Village
Great singing, Great acting, Delightful
August 18th, 2019

See it if you enjoy a fun experience at the theatre with a play that does not take itself too seriously

Don't see it if if you don't enjoy zany antics and high energy fun

73
Great acting, Quirky, Ambitious
August 18th, 2019

See it if if you like plays about relationships between teacher and student

Don't see it if If you want a fully completed play

Also I saw the pointe, which was ambitious and has potential, but it did no... Read more Read less

89
For a previous production
Clever, Entertaining, Funny
September 1st, 2018

See it if you enjoy a mad cap romp through "theatre gone wrong" Also it is a "moist" play

Don't see it if you have no sense of humor

75
The 11th Dimension
Lower E Side
Quirky, Ambitious, Enchanting
August 4th, 2018

See it if you like experiments in storytelling, and use of different media

Don't see it if you like traditional plays

68
During previews
Innit
Soho/Tribeca
Quirky, Clever, Ambitious
July 9th, 2018

See it if you like monologues about teenagers

Don't see it if if you are looking for a traditional play

78
Skintight
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking
June 27th, 2018

See it if you like reality based characters with little redeeming qualities

Don't see it if you need a hero to root for

94
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining
April 9th, 2018

See it if you enjoy great singing and a dedicated cast having fun

Don't see it if you need fancy seats and props

80
Ambitious, Refreshing, Thought-provoking
April 1st, 2018

See it if you are interested in different ways to tell a story or are interested in the plight of refugees

Don't see it if you are looking for a conventional drama. this is not a live performance

Also It is not a live performance but it is done in an elegant way, depicti... Read more Read less

86
Hundred Days
East Village
Great singing, Great staging, Quirky
December 27th, 2017

See it if you remember concept albums, enjoy excellent singing and committed performers. Also, if you appreciate lighting

Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional play

90
During previews
Counting Sheep
Financial
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging
December 3rd, 2017

See it if you like innovative ways of storytelling or if you enjoy beautiful music

Don't see it if you have a grumpy spouse who "just is not into immersive experiences", then take your 21 year old daughter who will appreciate it more

Also Seriously, my spouse does not like these kind of plays but she admitte... Read more Read less

77
Great acting, Dated, Entertaining
November 5th, 2017

See it if you are interested in social issues from the 70's or if you enjoy really good acting in an ensemble

Don't see it if you are not interested in 70's social concerns

93
For a previous production
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Funny
October 1st, 2017

See it if you like a fun night out enjoying a light musical comedy done well

Don't see it if you are looking for deep meanings or serious themes

Also The fun the cast was having was infectious. The singing was great.

90
Ambitious, Great acting, Entertaining
September 24th, 2017

See it if you like intimate plays with two excellent actors

Don't see it if you are not interested in artistic process

80
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing
September 18th, 2017

See it if you enjoy ambitious staging of a musical number

Don't see it if You want a continuous verbal narrative

Also Felt like a part of a play instead of whole thing, I hope they continu... Read more Read less

72
Guilty (Dream Up 2017)
East Village
Ambitious, Great acting, Confusing
September 18th, 2017

See it if you like dramas that are not straightforward. See it if you like ambitious if flawed execution

Don't see it if straightforward drama

Also Ending was ??? Narrator dragged play down

82
Entertaining, Refreshing, Great singing
September 3rd, 2017

See it if you like intimate performances or an inside look at a busker's life.

Don't see it if you like traditional musicals or need to have the actor's remember all their lines

Also I would love to see this after they have developed it more

70
Ambitious, Quirky, Confusing, Flawed but worth it
September 3rd, 2017

See it if you are interested in sly farces or if you are interested in theatre and thespians

Don't see it if You like straightforward story telling, detailed sets and consistent dialogue

Also This play is flawed however it is worth it to see, the actors put them... Read more Read less

76
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant
August 14th, 2017

See it if you like dramas based on 70's counterculture see it if you like dramas dealing with the relationships.

Don't see it if if you have no interest in the 70's .

Also The actors were committed and put themselves out there in a very intim... Read more Read less

89
Great singing, Refreshing, Entertaining
April 11th, 2017

See it if you love the music of Carole King see it if you like stories of people who face disappointment and succeed

Don't see it if you don't enjoy popular music

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging, Relevant
March 24th, 2017

See it if you enjoy celebrations, energetically performed songs and dance, amidst tragedy

Don't see it if like straight dramas

Also There are so many wonderful elements, only the jaded would not enjoy t... Read more Read less

84
Performeteria
Gramercy
Ambitious, Refreshing, Quirky
March 20th, 2017

See it if you enjoy a variety of small idiosyncratic plays combined with samples of traditional drama

Don't see it if if you don't enjoy snippets of plays, idiosyncratic presentations or need structure

Also after the first three have fun and explore

93
Some Night
Queens
Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting
March 11th, 2017

See it if you enjoy energetic fun reworkings of classic plays

Don't see it if you require shakespeare to be followed exactly

Also What made this show worthwhile was the enthusiasm and energy of the pe... Read more Read less

72
Life According to Saki
East Village
Great staging, Disappointing, Ambitious
March 1st, 2017

See it if you love the stories by HH Munro, also see it if you like inventive story telling

Don't see it if You like plays to be about relationships

86
During previews
The Ephemera Trilogy
East Village
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great staging
February 25th, 2017

See it if You enjoy personal tales told in a variety of interesting ways Also, if you enjoy relevant tales about being an immigrant in America

Don't see it if you don't like being reminded of the mistakes America has made

Also You are witnessing a highly personal telling of one person's understan... Read more Read less

82
DANNYKRISDONNAVERONICA
East Village
Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant
January 28th, 2017

See it if You are a young parent or was one, enjoy good ensemble acting

Don't see it if you don't like a lot of talk about how hard it is to juggle life and parenthood

89
Clever, Enchanting, Quirky
December 30th, 2016

See it if you like well acted plays about scottish folk songs If you like well written plays incorporating folk songs If you like immersive theatre

Don't see it if you don't like being in and around the characters If you don't like pubs

Also This play is wonderfully done, try to sit in the center and be a part ... Read more Read less

86
For Annie
Midtown E
Great acting, Great writing, Ambitious
December 18th, 2016

See it if you like stories that display women's relationships see it if you like plays about social topics see it if you have a daughter

Don't see it if you don't care about women

Also with minimal staging the play keeps you engaged, the actors did a wond... Read more Read less

81
Delightful, Quirky, Absorbing
December 11th, 2016

See it if you enjoy immersive experiences, if you like to talk to performers to get a fuller story, if you like burlesque

Don't see it if you like to sit anonymously in the dark

Also Warning: you have to work at being in the experience. If you are willi... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Anna Christie
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Intense
December 3rd, 2016

See it if you like stories about flawed people trying to love each other You like classic American theatre you like engaging acting

Don't see it if You like larger than life stories you don't like swedes, irishmen and the sea.

Also The play held you while having minimal staging and at most three actor... Read more Read less

92
Absorbing, Great acting, Serious
November 20th, 2016

See it if If you like dramas about serious problems done in a humanistic manner. See it if you like to see good acting

Don't see it if you don't want to think about being homeless

85
During previews
The Portal
West Village
Great staging, Ambitious, Entertaining, Unique
November 6th, 2016

See it if you like mixed media performance. you like spiritual quests you like unique and different theatre experience

Don't see it if jaded prefer traditional drama tired of the whole spiritual thing man

86
Ambitious, Intelligent, Original, Thought-provoking, Great singing
August 21st, 2016

See it if you like musicals about human struggles

Don't see it if if you are not interested in trauma and struggle

90
Clever, Great staging, Original, Refreshing, Great singing
August 18th, 2016

See it if you like great singing, great songwriting and unique staging

Don't see it if you like traditional musicals

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Great singing
August 18th, 2016

See it if you are a father, had a father, are a human

Don't see it if you don't like people who are different

82
Ambitious, Disappointing, Intelligent, Original, Thought-provoking
August 18th, 2016

See it if you like songs about economics

Don't see it if you don't like songs about economics

94
Great acting, Great staging, Original, Entertaining, Great singing
August 18th, 2016

See it if you like great singing, committed acting and an interesting story

Don't see it if you don't like outsiders